Visit the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

January 15, 2018
Category: Tourist Attractions

The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco is committed to cultivating and displaying unusual and rare plants to create awareness so endangered and at-risk rainforest ecologies are preserved to sustain the natural way of life. The Conservatory of Flowers has been a San Francisco landmark for over a hundred years. It celebrates Victorian architecture and is, in fact, the oldest wood and glass conservatory open to the public on the continent. A national and state historic landmark, it was renovated at the turn of the century to accommodate modern amenities and has since welcomed millions of tourists and hosted thousands of weddings.

About San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, located at 100 John F Kennedy Drive, is not your typical botanical garden. It has a Special Exhibit Gallery that allows you to explore prehistoric landscapes with carnivorous plants. The living museum serves as a honing ground for students of botany, horticultural societies and anyone interested in or enthusiastic about plants. You can visit the conservatory on Tuesdays through Sundays; from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased till 4 p.m. It remains closed on Mondays unless it is Independence Day, Labor Day or Memorial Day. It is closed on Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. If you are visiting the conservatory on a Sunday, then you may want to take the free shuttle bus as vehicular traffic is closed on many roads leading to the Golden Gate Park.

Residents and tourists get free admission on the first Tuesday of every month but groups don’t get the same privilege. Admission for adults is $9, for kids aged twelve to seventeen or college students and seniors above the age of sixty-five is $6 and for kids aged, five to eleven is $3. Children younger than four get free admission. Residents of the city pay less. You could sign up for group tours, field trips or public tours. If you don’t want a docent-led tour then you should learn a fair bit about the various exhibits and the different species of plants & flowers that you would get to explore. Learn more here:

Stay at Marina Inn, San Francisco

Marina Inn is four miles from the Conservatory of Flowers. While you are visiting the conservatory, you may also want to tour the California Academy of Sciences nearby and explore Golden Gate Park. Reserve your accommodation on the hotel website to get the best rates online: